My big project this week was to make something out of the scrap fabric that I had sorted through last weekend. I basically just separated all of it into color groups and I ended up with EIGHT different piles of fabric! Crazy, huh? I needed to do something with all of them so I decided that over the next eight weeks, I'll take one pile and create something.
This week, I decided to start with this pastel pile above. It just screamed summer dress to me and I'd always wanted to try piecing different fabrics together to make a quilt-like effect. I'm not so crazy about actually wearing a quilt but the idea of piecing different patterned fabrics together in the same color group was very appealing.
And this is what it turned into:
I'm calling it the Scrappy Chic dress- it's shabby chic looking with scraps!
My daughter is obsessed with pink so this was right up her alley. Wonder what she'll think when I delve into the no-pink scrap pile? I'll have to make something for myself with those, I think!
I even used the scraps from making this dress to create a rosette with shabby strips to pin to the bodice. This was probably her favorite feature, other than the pink ruffle at the bottom hem.
Notice the yellow ric rac on the straps? I love ric rac so I'll always try to sneak them in somehow, some way, hehe.
The bodice is ruched on both sides and the front is pieced. It was such a pain installing the back zipper! But I was not going to attempt buttons on the thin pink voile fabric!
The layered skirt is my favorite part. I love all the different fabrics working together to create a fun, sweet look that reflects my daughter's personality quite a bit. She likes the longer length too because it makes her feel like a princess. =)
The fabric rosette and strips just makes the dress though. It's shabby chic and sweet.
She's pretending to be a prairie princess.
Her new favorite dress...until the next one, of course! I think my next scrappy project will have to be for the boys though. Gotta be fair to my two boys! They're not as good at modeling as my daughter, but they still deserve some homemades, right?
Come see what else I made with these same scraps in my newest post! Includes a cute vintage-inspired boy's outfit!